ONLINE CLASS: "Seeing" for Drawing and Painting with Ron Krouk STARTS MAY 13th!
"Seeing" for Drawing and Painting with Ron Krouk
MEDIUM: Charcoal, Pencil, and Oil or Acrylic
ALL LEVELS AND WELCOME BEGINNERS!
Why can’t I just draw what I see? What does it mean to work from observation? I know it doesn’t look right but I can’t fix it?
How do you find the right color? I don’t see values. These are samples of the difficulties we all face in drawing and painting
from observation. We’ll explore these challenges through exercises and experiments done in class and at home. Two
classes will be from the figure and three from still life. The content is targeted to beginners who are open to challenge but all levels of
experience area welcome as the issues we cover hold endless surprises and insights.
ONLINE WORKSHOP: Awesome Blossom: A Tulip in Graphite + Watercolor with Helen Byers MAY 15-16!
Awesome Blossom: A Tulip in Graphite + Watercolor with Helen Byers
LEVEL: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate
What says spring more elegantly than a tulip? Join nature artist Helen Byers to celebrate the season with a botanical portrait of a single bloom. Instruction with daily demos will include close observation, creating a detailed underdrawing in graphite, and overpainting in watercolor.
Participants will work from live specimens or (provided) photographs and will email photos of work-in-progress to Helen for feedback.
OUTDOOR ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Painting Outdoors with Charlie Shurcliff MAY 19th!
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday May 19, 2021
10:30AM - 4:00PM
Artist: Charlie Shurcliff
PAINTING OUTDOORS with Charlie Shurcliff
Come paint outdoors in sun and wind, amid the fresh greens and reds and ochres of spring in one of Concord's large, natural settings. We will start off painting together - - quick, abbreviated sketches to warm up - - before choosing our own locations for the longer haul.
Charlie will work with painters individually - - guidance geared to their goals and proficiency.
For painters using any medium (oil, acrylic, watercolors, etc.). Bring enough canvasses for quick studies and larger paintings.
Dress for the weather and don't forget lunch!
The specific location and directions will be emailed prior to the workshop. Public restrooms will be available on site or nearby.
All safety protocols will be observed in accordance with federal and state guidelines for COVID-19 precautions.
Rain date will be 24 hours later, weather permitting, or as otherwise decided by Concord Art.
ONE DAY OUTDOOR WORKSHOP
Wednesday May 19, 2021
10:30AM - 4:00PM
Major John Buttrick House, Concord, MA
M: $175 / NM: $225
OUTDOOR WORKSHOP: Small Format Landscape Painting and Drawing with Kathleen Jacobs TWO SPOTS LEFT!
SMALL FORMAT LANDSCAPE
PAINTING & DRAWING with Kathleen Jacobs
Medium: All Mediums
Outdoor Plein Air Weekend Workshop at Grounding Stone Farm, New Hampshire
Working outdoors, students will investigate, record and hone their observational skills. You will work intuitively to explore and consider line, form and the distinctive colors that exist in this beautiful part of the world. Students will take simple hikes around the Grounding Stone Farm property. Small sketches will help students to understand a simplified sense of space and compositional structure -- without over-analysis of detail. There will be an emphasis on drawing form and structure to seek a certain compositional grace and order from nature. Working small, participants will draw and paint quickly. All skill levels welcome. Any medium welcome; including oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache, charcoal, etc. Protocols to protect you and fellow students will be in place; students will be working outdoors. All participants must wear masks and keep at a safe distance from each other.
ONLINE WORKSHOP: Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy June 26 + 27!
Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy
The workshop embraces the importance of a regular painting practice. Lean a quick, decisive painting process and a path to improving creativity and image making skills. Let’s create a daily painting habit that works for you.
ONLINE WORKSHOP: Landscape Collage Into Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form with Amy Wynne
Landscape Collage Into Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form with Amy Wynne
MEDIUM: Mixed Media
Simplifying the landscape through collage is a perfect foundation for a painting. This concise interpretation helps the artist avoid being seduced by the details and paint with clear, clean color shapes. Painting with the palette knife helps keep colors clean and reduces the tendency to blend and flatten form with muddied colors. Plus there are no solvents, mediums or brushes to clean! This workshop provides instruction in collage, proper knife use, a limited color palette and creating an exciting landscape composition. All levels of experience welcome.
ONLINE CLASS: Experimental Drawing with Kate Hanlon JULY-AUGUST 2021
ONLINE CLASS: Experimental Drawing with Kate Hanlon
Every drawing is a self portrait of its maker, a record of a temperament, mood, and response to the world that is as unique as a signature. Beginning with simple mark-making, we'll engage our sense of curiosity and explore a range of approaches to drawing as a process. Working from observation, imagination and memory, our focus will be less on traditional rendering, and more on intuitive, individual explorations of materials and process.
This class will combine classwork with weekly homework assignments.
Class will meet online via ZOOM, preferably on your computer. iPad, and smart phone can also be used. You will need to download the ZOOM app. Kate will send an invitation in advance to join the ZOOM class.
ONLINE WORKSHOP: The White Line Woodcut and Beyond with Kate Hanlon JULY 2021
The White Line Woodcut and Beyond with Kate Hanlon
The white line woodcut, also known as the Provincetown Print, is a uniquely American form of printmaking, invented by artists working in Provincetown in the early 1900s. In this method, beautiful multicolor prints are printed by hand using a single block, eliminating the need for a press or complicated registration methods. This fun workshop offers the opportunity to learn traditional techniques of design, carving, and printing, as well as the chance to expand upon the tradition with creative inking and printing options, to create contemporary interpretations of the medium. Participants will leave with a number of prints, and with newfound skills and appreciation of the process.
OUTDOOR WORKSHOP: Narrative Mending with Karen Stevens
Outdoor Weekend Workshop
Narrative Mending with Karen Stevens
Using our most loved and worn garments as a canvas, we will explore new ways to continue the story of cloth through mending. Over time our clothing takes on its own narrative, through the repetitive wear of daily tasks, or a sudden unexpected tear. Rather than replacing it with something new, an opportunity opens up to deepen the narrative, so our garments become a visual journal of our lives. A simple running stitch, some colored floss, and scraps of fabric add a new dimension to a layered story - your story.
OUTDOOR WORKSHOP: Plein Air Painting at River Road Farm with Maris Platais
Plein Air Painting at River Road Farm with Maris Platais
Come enjoy the summer breezes under old shade trees on an 18th century New England farm. The scenery ranges from pastures and stone walls to horses, woodlands, and even a small pond. This workshop is designed to encourage each participant’s own vision and creativity with individual critiques as well as demonstrations. We will be looking beyond the obvious, concentrating on the subtleties of nature that will allow individual expression. Subject selection, composition and choice of palette will be discussed. At the end of three days, there will be a general critique and review. Outdoor painting equipment is required as well as a box lunch. Some light refreshments will be provided. The workshop will meet at Concord Art on the first morning and we will caravan to the farm. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will take place at Concord Art.
ONLINE WORKSHOP: Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy JULY 24 + 25
Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy
The workshop embraces the importance of a regular painting practice. Lean a quick, decisive painting process and a path to improving creativity and image-making skills. Let’s create a daily painting habit that works for you.
IN-PERSON! Watercolor Intensive Workshop with Marjorie Glick JULY 26-30!
In-Person, In-Classroom Workshop!
Watercolor Intensive: Creating a Sense of Place with Marjorie Glick
IN PERSON at 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
LEVEL: Intermediate (Basic knowledge of Watercolor required)
Color, as it is used in watercolor and as a tool for expression, will be the focus of this workshop.
Through individual mentoring, you will clarify your vision and intent by exploring how you see, interpret, think about, and layer color.
Re-imagine your chosen subject in fresh new ways and/or hone your skillset as it applies to your watercolor practice.
Your chosen subject could be a singular idea or any combination of figurative, abstract, floral, nature, landscape, or narrative subjects.
Choose from these two approaches:
1. Work on a series and generate several smaller works that explore different variations and approaches to a theme.
2. Spend the week working on one painting on a full or half sheet and create accompanying research sketches to explore color choices and approaches.
You'll learn the mechanics and technical aspects of working on a larger size paper.
Demonstrations will address layering sequences (both classical and unconventional), color placement, transparency, wet into wet and wash techniques.
Choose one subject to focus on for the full week and will reimagine it in fresh new ways and using a variety of watercolor techniques. References to contemporary and traditional watercolor artists are included.
In this workshop students will explore techniques and concepts in landscape painting with emphasis on individual development of style and theme. We will investigate various approaches to representational and abstract painting, and the metaphorical meaning in landscape paintings. Students will work on site from the surrounding landscapes and historical motives, and will discover how a basic image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting. Students are encouraged to experiment with ideas, techniques and materials with the purpose of developing a personal expression.
Power point presentation of old master and contemporary artist works will be analyzed and discussed to complement landscape projects.
This workshop is designed for artists, both abstract and representational, in all levels.